Rayo turned again in her bed and pulled the Ankara bed cover over her legs just in time. She had just prevented a day-old mosquito from landing on her ankle with its proboscis. She closed her eyes and tried to resume her sleep. But something was just not right and she kept on closing and opening her eyes, desperate for sleep.
Category: Hearty Magazine
By Precious Olaleye
When I was younger, I loved attending parties, wedding parties, birthday parties, end-of-the-year parties, and Christmas parties, just name it, they all gave me joy. You know, there was always this joy and fulfilment that came with attending parties for me. It was always interesting.
The day gave birth to the night
The moon swagged in the air
In a world full of darkness
Light wraps me up in its flame.
My sanity drove them crazy
My purity brought them harm
They are irritated by my power
Disgusted at my move to empower.
Insult were sent, rumours was brewed
Traps were hidden in places
‘Angel on Earth’, they mocked
Jealousy has eaten deep into them.
Time flipped like pages
My eyes blindfolded with veils
Warm embrace became their culture
All I felt was their heart inflaming with rage.
Since they’ve vowed not to rest
Until they pull me down
My spirit wishes them to see
The light I carry for Christ’s sake.
I pray for grace through the storm
To shine till the very end
My message wrapped in gold is
Light like this, can’t be quenched.
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FANIYI OLUWATOMIWA ELIJAH: A globally minded person who is passionate about helping others unleash and use their potentials to reveal God to the world.
One score and two, United and standing…these tush themes were dancing around in my head till “let it shine” stuck as chewing gum does to cloth.
I don’t know how you hear from God, but I knew this was it when it was it—the final word.
Shining your light might mean doing what others can’t do. You know, we’ve had enough of all those equality talk and blah blah.